Nixon Peabody’s New York City office adds former official from New York State Attorney General’s Office

January 04, 2021

Director of Media Relations
Nicholas Braude

New York, NY. Nixon Peabody is expanding its Government Investigations & White Collar Defense group with the arrival of Travis Hill  as a partner in the firm’s New York City office.

Travis has extensive experience in complex investigations, trials, and appellate litigation, having served as the chief of both the Public Integrity Bureau and the Real Estate Enforcement Unit of the New York State Attorney General’s Office and also as an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia.

“Travis has an impressive background serving as first chair in more than 25 jury trials and more than 40 bench trials, in cases ranging from attempted murder to grand larceny and financial fraud,” said David Vicinanzo, leader of Nixon Peabody’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group. “He’s indicted and tried cases in both New York State and Washington DC. I look forward to seeing Travis’s practice grow as part of our national platform.”

Travis represents entities and individuals in all types of government investigations, white-collar criminal trials and appeals, and regulatory proceedings. His experience runs the gamut of developing and implementing litigation strategy, managing complex discovery, complex motion practice, and first-chairing pre- and post-trial hearings. He has personally prosecuted and supervised a wide variety of complex cases involving public corruption, commercial bribery, embezzlement, financial fraud and insider trading, false claims, antitrust violations, money laundering, mortgage fraud, tax fraud, real estate fraud, and health care fraud.

Travis has broad experience in high-stakes investigations involving state and federal agencies, such as the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the New York State Attorney General’s Office. His practice focuses on the representation of clients in various actions before these agencies as well as regulatory bodies, such as the Securities Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the New York State Department of Financial Services.

“Having served in a variety of senior roles across the Criminal Division of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Travis is a great fit for what is expected to be a significant uptick in government investigations related to the pandemic,” said Ilana Kameros, managing partner for Nixon Peabody’s New York City office.

Travis joins Nixon Peabody from the New York State Attorney General’s office. He attended Washington University School of Law and earned a B.S. in finance from Georgetown University. Travis is a longstanding Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a member of the New York City Bar Association.

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